Sindhsamaachar Monitoring Desk
Islamabad: Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor said while addressing a wide-ranging press conference at the General Headquarters in which he talked about the recent tensions with India and issues of national security, the head of the military’s media wing also suggested that the PTM had received funding from Afghan and Indian intelligence services. “We want to do everything for the people [of tribal areas], but those who are playing in the hands of people, their time is up. Their time is up,” Maj Gen Ghafoor said, referring to the PTM. “But the instructions of the army chief will be fully followed. People will not face any sort of problem and neither will any unlawful path be adopted,” he said, suggesting possible action against the PTM. “Everything will be done lawfully.” “You have enjoyed all the liberty that you wanted to,” he said, addressing the PTM leadership. PTM is a rights-based alliance that, besides calling for the de-mining of the former tribal areas and greater freedom of movement in the latter, has insisted on an end to the practices of extrajudicial killings, enforced disappearances and unlawful detentions, and for their practitioners to be held to account within a truth and reconciliation framework.